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Hysterectomy Resources for Bellevue, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bellevue, WA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Bellevue, WA - Find More Doctors
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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Hospitals in or near Bellevue, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Overlake Hospital Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue WA 98004
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Margaret L HUTCHISON MD.|
Suggestion by karej :
"I sought 2 opinions for my medical issues and Dr. Hutchison figured out exactly what was wrong (missed by other MD). She did my hysterectomy with a laproscopic assist avoiding an abdominal and more di...(Read More)
| ||Gary La Mar ROGERS MD.|
Suggestion by ladyinpink :
"Dr. Rogers is very patient and kind with his patients. He always has the best interest of his patients at heart. He has a wonderful sense of humor which I love but when things need to be seriously...(Read More)
| ||Ann Marie KOLWITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Crunchy1 :
"Kolwitz did a great job on my surgery. She did total vaginal hysterectomy; I healed beautifully and right on schedule. She has a very direct approach and is patient answering all my questions....(Read More)
| ||Lisa Anne KAEPERNICK MD.|
Suggestion by Aimee S :
"Dr. Kaepernick is very compassionate and gives the time you need to obtain a diagnosis and informed treatment options. She even called me the night before my surgery to see how I was doing and we talk...(Read More)
| ||Elaine Yilien CHANG MD.|
Suggestion by Angela S :
"Dr. Chang was an amazing doctor during 2 of my 3 pregnancies/deliveries. She is the most compassionate fun-loving and knowlegable doctor. I only wish I knew her during my first pregnancy. Anyways no...(Read More)
| ||John MCKENNA MD.|
Suggestion by Marilyn Koenig :
"I highly recommend Dr. McKenna he is very caring and an excellent doctor. He is a specialist and a very good one. I have been gong to him for the last 7yrs....(Read More)
| ||Kathryn Louise ARENDT MD.|
Suggestion by pooder :
"I had a very large fibroid on my uterus (as big as a grapefruit) and Dr Arendt helped me with options and ultimately I had it removed. This was my first surgery and I was so scared. She was wonderful...(Read More)
| ||Mary Elizabeth SKRYPZAK MD.|
Suggestion by Letty :
"Dr. Skrypzak did my total hysterectomy in July of 2004. It was flawless and my care was superb. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. If my mother or daughter needed GYN care or surgery t...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
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